New York – Looking to bolster its relationships in the
entertainment world, AOL (NYSE: AOL) has hired Jim Wiatt, the former chairman and CEO of
Hollywood talent agency William Morris, as a strategic advisor.

Wiatt, who
simultaneously resigned his seat on AOL’s board of directors, will advise CEO
Tim Armstrong on a range of issues, helping the company develop key
entertainment and media partnerships as it strives to create more original Web

"Jim moves among the great content creators of our day, and his
expertise in recognizing opportunities and structuring relationships is exactly
what we need," said Armstrong.

Wiatt had worked as an independent
consultant since mid-2009, and previously headed the William Morris Agency for
10 years.

AOL earlier this week announced a new partnership with The Ellen
DeGeneres Show, and also has deals in place with Cambio, a teen-focused online
network co-founded by The Jonas Group, and children’s media firm A Squared


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